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EXCELLENT BIOPHARMA OPPORTUNITY - We require a number of Senior QA Specialist for our Cork based trailblazing biopharma client. Calling all those with Pharma or Med Devices experience. Join a leading multinational currently expanding their team today.

Role of this position

  • The Senior QA Specialist (Distribution team) will work closely with the rest of the Quality - Distribution team to ensure Good Distribution Practices (GDP) compliance as it relates to the supply of drug products to end customers via Affiliates, commercial distributors and Access Operations & Emerging Markets (AOEM) distributors. Details of duties include:
  • Provide routine support to partners (e.g., affiliates; AOEM operations) in the area of GDP compliance
  • Generate and maintain Quality Agreements with Affiliates/ 3rd party Distributors
  • Documentation review & approval for in-market GMP/GDP activities performed by 3rd parties
  • Lead and/or participate in small cross-functional working groups to deliver processes & procedures under the Corporate Support Model initiative for the EU and ROW Affiliates
  • Maintains programs and processes to ensure high quality products delivered to customers and compliance with current Good Distribution Practices (GDPs).
  • Collaborate cross-functionally with local and global colleagues (Supply Chain, Commercial Operations, Corporate Quality, Customer Service) to identify and implement process improvements in distribution of raw materials and finished products
  • Participate in internal and external compliance audits as required, including audits of potential new distributors and on-site visits.
  • Lead or co-ordinate investigations and corrective and preventative action recommendations related to product supply chain
  • Participate in inter-site global projects in the area of distribution of APIs and Finished Products
  • Support regulatory inspections as required
  • Support the annual product recall challenge & participate in product recall, as required.


  • 3+ years of relevant experience in the pharmaceutical industry and a BS or BA.
  • Ability to work on own initiative as well as display strong teamwork skills
  • Demonstrates proficiency in Good Distribution Practices (GDP) and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP)
  • Demonstrates excellent knowledge of regulations and guidelines associated with distribution supply chain of medicinal products and APIs
  • Demonstrates proficiency in application of QA principles, concepts, industry practices, and standards.

Please call Michael Hanrahan today for further information on 021-2019817 or email:
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Scientific & Laboratory

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